Katelyn Heilman

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Fifty elephants killed each day for last decade, study says amid key talks on ivory trade

The number of elephants across Africa has dropped by 111,000 in just 10 years to only 415,000 today, according to a study published on Sunday as global experts met in Johannesburg to discuss whether to lift the ban on the ivory trade.<p>The Pan-African survey, by the International Union for …

Trophy hunting of lions can conserve the species, report suggests

Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers have shown. These findings may surprise the public, but most lion …

Wake Up Call -- Bumble Bee Just Proposed for U.S. Endangered Species Status

Earlier this month, mosquito eradication efforts in South Carolina, gone horribly wrong, resulted in almost total devastation to the indigenous bee …

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Off South Africa's coast, great white sharks are threatened

GANSBAAI, South Africa (AP) — On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea.<p>He has free-dived with great white sharks for nearly 20 years, and he has never known it to be this difficult to find them.<p>Extensive …

Sea turtles at risk as scientists predict more than 50 per cent are ingesting marine debris

More than 50 per cent of sea turtles are ingesting marine debris, a huge amount of which is floating around the world's oceans, scientists say.<p>On …